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English definition of “carry on”

carry on

(BEHAVE) phrasal verb with carry    /ˈkær·i/ verb
to behave in an excited or anxious way that is not controlled: The kids have been carrying on all day.
(Definition of carry on (BEHAVE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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